Leone experiences a hot and humid tropical climate with
a wet and dry season. The summer rainy season is between
May and October with most rain falling in July and
August. Temperatures average 30 C throughout the
year with night time temperatures hovering around 24 C.
the most widely spoken language in Sierra Leone and is
native to the Creoles who are freed slaves from Britain,
The United States and West Indies. It is mainly derived
from English but has influences from other African
languages (Yuroba for example), European languages (such
as French) and also contains some expressions found in
the West Indies.
|Currency:||The leone, denoted by SLL, is the
official currency of Sierra Leone, a country on the West
African coast. One leone is further divided into 100
cents, which only comes in denominations of 100 and 50.
A floating exchange rate regime began in June 1986 in
order to correct a constant over-valuation of the leone.
|Population:||The population of Sierra Leone in 2003
was estimated by the United Nations at 4, 971, 000, which
placed it as number 111 in population among the 193
nations of the world. In that year approximately 3% of
the population was over 65 years of age, with another
44% of the population under 15 years of age.
|Capital City:||Freetown is the capital and largest city
of Sierra Leone, a country in west Africa. It is a major
port city on the Atlantic Ocean located in the Western
Area of the country and with a population of 1.2